second there began with an exchange of attacks – the Czechs were driven forward by the need to play back, and our players did not refuse opportunities, which in this regard appeared. But alas, one of the attacks of the Russians was interrupted by opponents so successfully that a long-range pass brought out Vaclav Pilarz practically one-on-one with our goalkeeper. The Czech realized the moment for all 100% and the score became not so comfortable for the Russian national team – 2:1. The goal encouraged the opponents and the Russians needed to make a lot of effort to extinguish their activity in attack. By the middle of the half it was succeeded, besides the players of both teams began to tire of active actions. Both coaches attempted to freshen up the attack by making on substitutions after the 73rd minute and then releasing one more player each for the 85th. In our national team Dick Advocate first replaced Kerzhakov with Roman Pavlyuchenko and then Dzagoev with Alexander Kokorin. But before this replacement Dzagoev managed to distinguish himself once again – after Sergei Ignashevich’s failed pass the ball from the Czech defender bounced to Pavlyuchenko, who instantly passed it to Alan, and that punched hard and exactly. After only 3 minutes, Pavlyuchenko scored himself, receiving a pass from Arshavin and outplaying the Czech defender. The first match of the Russian national team at Euro 2012 ended 4-1, boosting the hopes of fans for a successful performance of the national team at this tournament.